Last updated: May 14th, 2024

Race Season Preview: 2024

Some championships have already started: but annually April marks the apex of the new racing season: all major championships compete during the month. This weekend (April 20th) is a huge, as WSBK, BSB, EWC and MotoAmerica all hit full-throttle.

Yes, some of the major racing calendars are already underway - WSBK, MotoAmerica and FSBK have already had their first outings of the season: but really 19th April represents the start of everything - the BSB kicks off in Navarra, the WSBK returns at Assen, MotoAmerica rolls into Atlanta and Le Mans hosts the EWC. With each championship comes intriguing storylines and sub-plots.


BSB

Above: Glenn Irwin will be aiming to go one better this year, as he aims for the BSB title.

This year the BSB has a different flavour to it, as we get things started in Spain at the Navarra race circuit for round 1.

Key storylines for the season;

Defending champion Tommy Bridewell has moved from the PBM Ducati team to the factory Honda, how will he get on with the blade? It's not been anywhere near the championship in recent years - will 2024 be different?

Glenn Irwin continues with the PBM Ducati team - as a one bike team this season, the Ducati was the best bike on the grid in 2023 and if the start of the WSBK season is anything to go off - the bike still looks strong (Ducati already having claimed victories with Nicolo Bulega and Alvaro Bautista in WorldSBK, not to mention Josh Herrin's dominance of the Daytona 200 on the Ducati V2).

Elsewhere there's intrigue around the return of Rory Skinner, following his foray into Moto2 last season, Josh Brookes on the FHO factory BMW and Charlie Nesbitt after his impressive 2023.

You can see the full race calendar below.

2024 British Superbike Calendar

Round

Circuit

Month

Dates

  • 1

    Navarra, Spain

    April

    20-21

  • 2

    Oulton Park, United Kingdom

    May

    4-6

  • 3

    Donington Park, United Kingdom

    May

    17-19

  • 4

    Knockhill, United Kingdom

    June

    14-16

  • 5

    Snetterton, United Kingdom

    July

    5-7

  • 6

    Brands Hatch, United Kingdom

    July

    19-21

  • 7

    Thruxton, United Kingdom

    August

    9-11

  • 8

    Cadwell Park, United Kingdom

    August

    24-26

  • 9

    Oulton Park, United Kingdom

    September

    13-15

  • 10

    Donington Park, United Kingdom

    September

    27-29

  • 11

    Brands Hatch, United Kingdom

    October

    11-13


WSBK

Above: Alex Lowes looks to build on his strong start to the 2024 season.

We have already seen 2 rounds of the 2024 WorldSBK calendar, and after some remarkable racing at both Philip Island and Catalunya - we head to Assen for the third instalment of the season.

Key storylines for the season;

It was all change for the championship this year with 2 of the 'big 3' moving to new teams: Toprak Razgatlıoğlu moved from Yamaha to BMW, while 6-time WorldSBK champion Jonathan Rea hopped from his factory Kawasaki to the Yamaha Factory Team. This meant a new team-mate for RST factory rider Alex Lowes, now pairing with Italian star Axel Bassani on the KRT bike.

Another key point was the promotion of Nicolo Bulega from the Aruba Ducati Supersport bike in 2023, to the factory superbike team alongside Alvaro Bautista.

After two eventful weekends in Philip Island and Catalunya - all eyes will turn to Assen for a no doubt action-packed weekend.

You can see the full race calendar below.

2024 WorldSBK Calendar

Round

Circuit

Month

Dates

  • 1

    Philip Island, Australia

    February

    23-25

  • 2

    Catalunya, Spain

    March

    22-24

  • 3

    Assen, Netherlands

    April

    19-21

  • 4

    Emilia-Romagna, Italy

    June

    14-16

  • 5

    Donington Park, United Kingdom

    July

    12-14

  • 6

    Most, Czech Republic

    July

    19-21

  • 7

    Portimao, Portugal

    August

    9-11

  • 8

    Balatonfőkajár, Hungary

    August

    23-25

  • 9

    Lyon, France

    September

    6-8

  • 10

    Cremona, Italy

    September

    20-22

  • 11

    Aragon, Spain

    September

    27-29

  • 12

    Jerez, Spain

    October

    18-20


EWC

Above: Alan Techer will be aiming to regain the EWC title in 2024.

The world famous Le Mans circuit is the venue for the opening act of the 2024 EWC season.

Key storylines for the season;

RST riders Sylvain Guintoli, Alan Techer and FSBK champion Kenny Foray will look to get their championships off to a positive start. For Alan and Sylvain, as former EWC champions - they will have aspirations to get their hands back on the trophy after missing out in 2023.

For Kenny, after a dominant FSBK title defence in 2023 - he will look at build on this will a successful EWC campaign.

You can see the full race calendar below.

2024 EWC Calendar

Round

Circuit

Month

Dates

  • 1

    Le Mans, France

    April

    19-21

  • 2

    Spa, Belgium

    June

    6-8

  • 3

    Suzuka, Japan

    July

    18-21

  • 4

    Bol D'or, France

    September

    12-15


MotoAmerica

Above: Brandon Paasch looks to rebound from a disappointing Daytona 200, in his first full season aboard the Team Hammer Suzuki.

The MotoAmerica season heads to Atlanta, with defending champion Josh Herrin looking to defend his title: after an impressive display at the Daytona 200.

Key storylines for the season;

For the 2024 MotoAmerica season, everyone will be chasing defending champion Josh Herrin in the superbike class - especially after he dominated the Daytona 200 in February on his WARHORSE Ducati.

For RST-sponsored Team Hammer, they will hope that their Suzuki GXS-R will be able to compete at the front of the grid. The rider line-up has been tweaked this year with Richie Escalante being joined on the Superbikes by 2-time Daytona champion and former BSB rider Brandon Paasch.

You can see the full race calendar below.

2024 Motoamerica Calendar

Round

Circuit

Month

Dates

  • 1

    Daytona, Florida

    March

    7-9

  • 2

    Atlanta, Georgia

    April

    19-21

  • 3

    Barber, Alabama

    May

    17-19

  • 4

    Road America, Wisconsin

    May/June

    31-2

  • 5

    Brainerd, Minnesota

    June

    14-16

  • 6

    The Ridge, Washington

    June

    28-30

  • 7

    Lexington, Ohio

    August

    16-18

  • 8

    Austin, Texas

    September

    13-15

  • 9

    Millville, New Jersey

    September

    27-29


FSBK

Above: Kenny Foray will be aiming for a three-peat in 2024.

The FSBK championship got underway at Le Mans, earlier in April - round 2 will see all the major protagonists head to Ledanon.

Key storylines for the season;

2024 represents the opportunity for a three-peat for RST's Kenny Foray as he aims to claim his third consecutive French Superbike title, adding to his 2022 & 2023 triumphs.

Alan Techer will also be looking to claim the title - determined to improve on his 2023 campaign where he finished 3rd, one of only 3 riders to surpass the 200 points threshold on the season.

2024 FSBK Calendar

Round

Circuit

Month

Dates

  • 1

    Le Mans, France

    April

    5-7

  • 2

    Ledenon, France

    April

    26-28

  • 3

    Nogaro, France

    May/June

    31-2

  • 4

    Magny-Cours, France

    June

    28-30

  • 5

    Pau Arnos, France

    July

    25-28

  • 6

    Carole, France

    August

    23-25

  • 7

    Paul Richard, France

    September

    27-29


As the racing season kicks into high gear, we're eagerly waiting to see how everything unfolds across the different championships. Sending out our biggest support to all our sponsored riders as they hit the track for another thrilling season of action-packed races. We'll be glued to our screens, tracking their every move and rooting for their success every step of the way.

Here's to an epic season ahead!

#TeamRST


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